Victim's mom talks about Goodwill dressing room voyeur

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by Stella Inger

azfamily.com

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 11 at 7:24 AM

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PHOENIX -- A Valley mom is in total disbelief about what happened to her daughter at a Goodwill store on Sunday, but she's very happy that police got their man.

"It's disgusting," Colleen Bailey said. "I'm so happy that it didn't go any further than it did."

Bailey's 14-year-old daughter was allegedly violated at a Goodwill store near Chandler Boulevard and 32nd Street in Ahwatukee.

"I heard this just bloodcurdling scream, 'Mommy!'" Bailey said.

It was a cry for help after her daughter realized a man was spying on her while she was changing in a fitting room.

Police believe it was Victor Miguel Villalobos, 63, and he did it by placing a mirror on the floor.

"She bent over to pick up her pants and she saw the mirror under a chair so he had it angled under the chair," Bailey said.

Villalobos left his car keys in his fitting room. Bailey found them, chased after Villalobos and then confronted him.

"I know who you are, I have your name, I have your address, I have your car keys, I have your car, you're not going anywhere," Bailey said she told Villalobos.

Villalobos ran off, but police arrested him the next day. He's facing a felony charge of unlawful viewing involving a minor.

Bailey hopes Villalobos never strikes again.

"Somebody had to stop him and I didn't do anything more than anybody else would have done for their child," she said.

Villalobos is out of jail on house arrest and is required to wear an ankle bracelet. He doesn't have any prior convictions.

Goodwill released a statement, saying in part that "this was an isolated incident" and "our stores are safe."

Goodwill released the following statement:

"Our shoppers safety is our utmost concern. Goodwill of Central Arizona has been working with authorities since the situation happened yesterday. We provided them with video coverage from the store and the suspect was arrested this morning. While this was an isolated incident, we want shoppers to know our stores are safe. Our asset protection team is at the store today to reviewing footage, looking at the dressing rooms and putting together a plan-of-action, so we can try to prevent this from happening again. They are also meeting with all store managers and employees to re-train them on what to look for and how to respond. Shoppers at any retail store, should always be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious behavior to a store manager."

-- Courtney Nelson, VP of marketing and communications
 

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